American Forum - Victim-Survivor-Victor, Overcoming and Overwhelming
January 14, 2008 - December 13, 1901
A victim of a sexual predator in 1973, Martin Andrews started a one-man campaign to pass, fund, and implement the Civil Commitment of Sexual Violent Predators legislation in Virginia after learning that his assailant would be released in 2003. He brings a message of survival and hope to thousands of victims of sexual abuse through hispersonal and television appearances, including The Today Show, as well as through his published works, including articles in the New York Times and the Washington Post. Andrews provides training for advocates and mental health and criminal justice professionals, and acts as an advisor to various advocacy organizations.